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Risk attitudes and Medicare Part D enrollment decisions

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  • Vetter, Stefan
  • Heiss, Florian
  • McFadden, Daniel
  • Winter, Joachim

In this study we investigate if risk attitudes explain non-enrollment into Medicare Part D. We find that respondents who are risk-tolerant as measured by the willingness-to-pay for a hypothetical insurance were significantly less likely to enroll in Part D.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 119 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 128-132

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:119:y:2013:i:2:p:128-132
DOI: 10.1016/j.econlet.2013.01.033
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